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Kid Snaps Selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

The ice cream shop they visited has named its July 14 flavors after the duo.

A young man snapped one of the selfies of the year on Sunday, July 13, catching former Beatle Paul McCartney and American business tycoon Warren Buffett lounging on a bench outside an ice cream shop in Omaha, Nebraska. Instagram user “speeeeeeed_of_white”, said to be named Tom White, writes in the photo’s description “Chillin with my homies”.

The Omaha World-Herald reports the recording artist ordered the award-winning vanilla ice cream at eCreamery after dining at an Italian restaurant that night. The newspaper aggregated other sightings of the power duo around Omaha’s Dundee neighborhood via Storify:

In honor of the celebrity sighting, eCreamery’s daily flavors for July 14 are inspired by “Beatlemania”, featuring “All You Need is S’mores” and “Help! I Need Some Sea Salt”. Buffett got his own flavor too: Root Buffett Float.
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8 of the Absolute Worst Times to Take a Selfie

A participant runs in front of Jandilla's bulls as he takes a 'selfie' (photograph of himself) during the fifth bull-run of the San Fermin Festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on July 11, 2014. Rafa Rivas/AFP – Getty Images

Whether it's in front of a speeding train or at a concentration camp

Police have been looking for the man who took a selfie during the Pamplona bull run, CNN reports. Carrying cameras had been banned to ensure the safety of festival-goers. While eight people were gored during the eight-day event, this man reportedly was not injured, but does face a fine of $4,100.

So in case you needed a reminder, below we’ve collected some of the most dangerous and inappropriate places to take a selfie. As millennials say, “can u not?”

As Tour De France Cyclists Are Trying to Race

Fans who try to take a quick selfie on the road as the athletes zoom by are endangering the lives of the riders. An American cyclist vented about the distraction on Twitter:

In Front of a Speeding Train

A guy who tried to take a selfie in front of an oncoming train got kicked in the head by the conductor in April.

At a Concentration Camp

Teens boasting “duck faces” and using language like “With my Besties at Auschwitz” has “fed a perception of today’s youth as a bunch of technology-obsessed, self-indulgent narcissists,” as a New Yorker editorial aptly described the outrageous trend.

At Funerals

Likewise, the Tumblr “Selfie at Funerals“, featuring youngsters taking photos in front of their deceased grandparents lying in coffins, raised questions about the appropriateness of taking selfies at such somber occasions, which are often in religious places. However, in a Guardian op-ed, the site’s creator Jason Feifer declared “victory” after President Obama took a selfie with UK Prime Minister David Cameron at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.

During an Emergency on the Brooklyn Bridge

A woman at Brooklyn Bridge Park snapped a selfie that captured cops rescuing a suicidal man on the Brooklyn Bridge in the distance. The moment made the cover of the Dec. 4, 2013, issue of the New York Post with the headline “My photo with Brooklyn Bridge suicide dude” plastered over the picture.

When Your Pregnant Teacher Is Having Contractions

All-smiles, this junior at Coral Springs High School north of Miami tweeted a photo of himself standing in front of his teacher, who is reportedly on the phone with her mother while she is having contractions. Local10.com reports she ended up not having the baby and went back to school the next day.

While Driving

We think we can safely say that AAA should not have had to publish a press release urging drivers to stop taking selfies while driving and tagging them with #drivingselfie, #drivingtowork, and #drivingfast.

As a Baseball Soars Towards Your Head

In this selfie at Fenway Park, a baseball looks like it barely missed reporter Kelly Nash’s head before the Astros-Red Sox game.

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“First Kiss” Director’s Latest Video Shows “Strangers” Undressing in Front of Each Other

Looks about as comfortable as it sounds

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Filmmaker Talia Pilieva’s latest viral video claims to show people undressing in front of one another and then getting into a bed together, laughing at the awkwardness of it all. As she says in the YouTube description, “I asked strangers to undress each other and get in bed. Nothing else. No rules.” It is part of a promotion for Showtime’s Masters of Sex, the show about pioneering sex researchers that starts up again on Sunday, July 13.

Her video of 20 “strangers” kissing for the first time went viral, boasting more than 86 million views on YouTube to date. However, some Internet users were bummed that it was an ad for clothing brand WREN featuring professional actors — so not as spontaneous as people initially thought. Refresh your memory below:

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This Is the Most Expensive Place to Get a Haircut in the U.S.

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Think remote

The priciest men’s haircut in America can be found on Kodiak, an island 30 miles off the southern coast of Alaska, The Associated Press reports via the Kodiak Daily Mirror.

The average price in Kodiak is $26.67 per cut, nearly twice the national average, which is $13.95 per cut, according to The Council for Community and Economic Research. The data is part of the organization’s survey focusing on 300 U.S. cities.

Kodiak’s cost of living registers “well above the 300-city average,” Alaska’s Department of Labor reports. The high cost of living may be due to the remote location of Kodiak, the state’s largest island and the second-largest island in the U.S. after Hawaii’s “Big Island”.

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Cheetah and Dog BFFs Celebrate Their First Birthday With a Giant Popsicle

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Paws-itively precious.

The Dallas Zoo hosted a first birthday party for its cheetah Winspear and black labrador Amani. Born three days apart, the two animals have been inseparable since they were two months old. To stay cool in the Texas heat, the two savored a red-white-and-blue popsicle made of “30 gallons of water, 2% milk, and low-sodium chicken broth for flavoring.”

Cathy Burkey / Dallas Zoo

(h/t Dallas News)

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WATCH: 20 Misconceptions About Sex

This video should arouse interest

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In this video produced by Mental Floss, Dr. Aaron E. Carroll, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and author of Don’t Put That There! And 69 Other Sex Myths Debunked, explains why “bigger breasts are not less sensitive” and “sex is not great exercise.” He also says women cheat as much as men and that it is not true that men are attracted to blondes more than brunettes. And in case you were wondering, dead males cannot develop erections.

Consider the 11-minute episode a crash course in sex research before the second season of Masters of Sex, the show about pioneering sex researchers Masters and Johnson, premieres on Showtime Sunday, July 13.

(h/t Digg)

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LIST: 12 Shocking Sex Facts

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Man Finds Venomous Snake Slithering Out of Office Toilet

Not an April Fools Day gag

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Ever been tempted to prank a colleague with a rubber snake on April Fools Day? Turns out an Alabama construction worker found a real snake crawling out of his office’s toilet over the weekend, WBRC reports.

A member of the Hueytown Police Department grabbed the snake, believed to be a cottonmouth, and then drove to a place where she could “release it into the wild.”

It could have been worse. A Texas woman found a 12-foot African rock python hugging the toilet in her bathroom a couple of months ago.

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Doctors Say Justin Bieber Could Save Lives

Justin Bieber performs at his 'My World Tour' at Nokia Live on July 20, 2010, in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Dermatologists argue boys who sport these bangs to look like the pop star tend to have fewer freckles on their foreheads – a risk factor for skin cancer

While some shake their heads at Justin Bieber’s recent antics, dermatologists say his biggest lapse in judgment was nixing the bangs.

An editorial in the July 2014 issue of JAMA Pediatrics (the Journal of the American Medical Association) touts the photoprotective effect of the bowl cut and bangs that sweep across the forehead, arguing young boys sporting this hairstyle to look more like Bieber seem to develop fewer freckles on the forehead — signs of skin damage and a risk factor for skin cancer.

“For the past few years, we have embraced this hairstyle in our teenage patient population to encourage discussion of sun protective measures,” write Crystal Agi and Bernard Cohen, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital.”It is believed that the majority of an individual’s lifetime sun exposure occurs during childhood and adolescence, making diligent sun protection during these years critical.”

The best part: The doctors are billing this outlook as the new “Big Bang Theory.”

(h/t New York Daily News)

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Guy’s Grandma Hated His Beard So He Shaved It For Her 100th Birthday

She's so excited

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Copywriter Scott Cleveland had been sporting a beard for the last four years, and his grandmother hated the look. He promised he would shave it for her 100th birthday. Watch her applaud him as he shaves it.

(h/t Reddit)

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Don a Poo-Shaped Hat and Go Down a Toilet Slide at This Weird Museum Exhibit

The Japanese exhibit hopes to raise awareness about a crappy issue

A new exhibit hopes to remove the taboo of “potty talk” — or flush it away — to raise awareness about pressing sewage disposal issues worldwide, as the UN estimates 2.5 billion people globally do not have access to proper sanitation.

People who visit The National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo don hats shaped like poop and go down a slide inside a giant toilet that is supposed to simulate the journey of human excrement. Models of different toilets around the globe are also on display.

As one visitor summed up the show’s draw, “It’s not every day that you can become feces.”

The exhibit is open until Oct. 5.

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